High in vitamins A and C, apricots are a nutritious snack, but they are also a wonderful treat for your skin. We eat our way through the harvest but save some fruit to create this relaxing facial mask. The natural fruit acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells, while the vitamins help rejuvenate the skin surface. As with any face scrub, apply the apricot cleanser no more than once or twice per week. If you have extra, store it refrigerated in an airtight container and use it within 3 days—or, better yet, share some with family and friends. 

Reprinted with permission from Harvest, by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis, copyright © 2017, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs copyright © 2017 by David Fenton

Apricot naturally exfoliates and rejuvenates skin. Get glowing with this make-at-home face mask

Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis

High in vitamins A and C, apricots are a nutritious snack, but they are also a wonderful treat for your skin. We eat our way through the harvest but save some fruit to create this relaxing facial mask. The natural fruit acids gently exfoliate dead skin cells, while the vitamins help rejuvenate the skin surface. As with any face scrub, apply the apricot cleanser no more than once or twice per week. If you have extra, store it refrigerated in an airtight container and use it within 3 days—or, better yet, share some with family and friends. 

Ingredients

  • 5 apricots, pitted and peeled 
  • ½ cup warm purified or filtered water 
  • 1 tablespoon organic whole milk 
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey 

MAKES 1 CUP 

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

To apply, remove any makeup and rinse your face with warm water. Avoiding the eye area, spread the mask over your face and neck. After 15 to 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. 

 

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